NBA ROUNDUP | Saturday's games



SuperSonics 115, Magic 101
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Brent Barry went 6-for-6 from 3-point range and scored a season-high 25 points with 10 assists to lead Seattle, which snapped a six-game losing streak, overcoming 40 points from Tracy McGrady in his first game since scoring 62. Ray Allen scored 26 and made four 3-pointers and Vladimir Radmanovic had three 3s among his 21 points. Tyronn Lue had 19 points for Orlando.
Celtics 111, Wizards 102
WASHINGTON -- Paul Pierce scored 26 of his 37 points in the second half, and Boston moved back into playoff position. The victory broke a two-game losing streak and moved the Celtics from ninth to seventh place in the Eastern Conference, percentage points ahead of idle New York and Miami. Pierce scored 13 of Boston's last 25 points, including a jumper, a steal and layup and a free throw in a solo 5-0 run that tied the score at 102 with 1:48 left. Ricky Davis then made a 15-footer to give Boston the lead, and Chucky Atkins' floater made it a four-point cushion with 46 seconds to play. The Celtics finished the game with a 14-0 run over the last 3:45. Pierce also grabbed 12 rebounds. Atkins added 17 points, and Davis scored 15. Gilbert Arenas scored 28 and Etan Thomas added a career-high 21 for the Wizards, who lost their sixth straight. Jerry Stackhouse, playing his second game after missing six to rehabilitate his knee, scored 19 in 41 minutes. The Celtics took their first lead since the first quarter when Davis' steal at midcourt set up Walter McCarty's 3-pointer to make the score 95-94 with 6:10 remaining. But Thomas made two free throws to put the Wizards back in front with 4:54 to play, and he made it a five-point lead with a power move to cap an 8-0 run. Pierce scored 13 points in the third quarter.
Hornets 102, Warriors 84
NEW ORLEANS -- Baron Davis had 24 points and 11 assists as New Orleans extended Golden State's losing streak to nine games. Stacey Augmon scored a season-high 21 points, while Jamaal Magloire added 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Rockets 88, Grizzlies 80
HOUSTON -- Jim Jackson scored 20 points and hit a crucial running jumper with 50 seconds to play as Houston won its fifth straight game and snapped Memphis' seven-game win streak. Yao Ming had 17 points and 11 rebounds and blocked a shot by Pau Gasol with 44 seconds to go. Stromile Swift led Memphis with 19 points and Bonzi Wells added 16.
Lakers 88, Bulls 81
CHICAGO -- Kobe Bryant scored 35 points, including 12 in the final five minutes, to pace Los Angeles. Shaquille O'Neal added 16 points and 15 rebounds, passing Hal Greer for 21st place on the career scoring list with 21,591 points. Eddy Curry scored 16 for the Bulls, Kirk Hinrich had 15 and Tyson Chandler had 10 points and 16 rebounds.
Mavericks 113, Suns 90
PHOENIX -- Michael Finley matched his season-high with 38 points and Dallas handed Phoenix its fourth consecutive loss. Antoine Walker had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Antawn Jamison had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Dirk Nowitzki added 12 rebounds. Amare Stoudemire led Phoenix with 25 points. Joe Johnson scored 20 points for the Suns, Shawn Marion had 19, including four 3-pointers, and Zarko Cabarkapa had 12.
-- Associated Press

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